A HEALTH Maintenance Organisation,HMO, Novo Health Africa, has commenced a 14-day health awareness programme tagged Mastering Your Health in 2017.

The event which kicked yesterday in Lagos would end on February 27.

Briefing newsmen yesterday, the Managing Director of the HMO, Dr. Dorothy Jeff-Nnamani said participants would receive practical and easy tips that would position them better to achieving their health goals in 2017 and beyond.

She said: “Valentine’s Day is here and brings another opportunity to show love. We often go out of our way to impress others and make them happy. It gives us that good feeling which is great, but the question is, when last did you consciously take time out to do something special for yourself?

Statistics show that about 80% of the population of adults in most communities does not engage enough in recommended exercises. Genetically modified foods and water substitutes are becoming more and more popular world over and Nigeria is not an exception.

It’s about time, we jacked up on our health consciousness and commit to understanding how important your personal wellbeing and overall health is. You are responsible to yourself for your health and wellbeing.

“In the busyness of life, we sometimes forget ourselves. It is important that you are first, your own keeper. This 14 Day Challenge is a call to take your health more seriously because your life is worth it.

“We encourage you to take each day’s challenge and practice it as often as possible. We hope that gradually, these tips will develop into habits and guides for your life and the people around you. Life is a precious gift and cannot be lived to the fullest if health is compromised. You are important too.”

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